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Why star kids like Janhvi Kapoor and Sara Ali Khan are appreciated for their average performances?

Kartik Aaryan’s surprising exit from Dostana 2 sparked the insider v/s outsider debate once again on social media with Karan Johar being the highlight of the debate and rightly so. The incident has pushed us to think about the credibility of star kids like Janhvi Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan and Ananya Panday as actors. While Sara Ali Khan was praised mightily in her debut film Kedarnath, Janhvi Kapoor is hailed as the ‘next big thing’ of Bollywood because of the diverse roles she chooses to play on screen.

In my opinion, Kedarnath was completely carried by Sushant Singh Rajput’s and he truly did a great job because of the talented actor that he was. Yet, the credits for the film’s success were given to Sara Ali Khan completely with critics and fans failing to acknowledge Rajput’s outstanding performance. On the other hand, films like Gunjan and Roohi were hailed as Janhvi Kapoor’s films. It was Roohi’s average performance that changed ‘Janhvi’s film’ to ‘Rajkummar Rao and Varun Sharma’s film.’ Sad, isn’t it? Even Gunjan was credited as Janhvi’s film but Pankaj Tripathi could break that glass and shine like he always does.

So here it is - A popular Starkid is paired with an actor who is supremely talented and if the film does well, the starkid takes all the credits no matter how average their performance was. But, if the film fails to perform well, the outsider is responsible for that. Even after giving away a forgetful performance in films like Love Aaj Kal and Coolie No. 1, Sara is fed with great opportunities like 'Atrangi Re' starring Akshay Kumar and Dhanush and 'The Immortal Ashwatthama' also starring Vicky Kaushal. The benchmark for performance is too low for star kids and this is how the industry functions, sadly. Comment your thoughts below.


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